So much for secret identities. The list of friends and family who know that (spoiler alert!) Peter Parker is Spider-Man just keeps getting longer. Tony Stark, Aunt May, Ned and now, M.J.
We knew from the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer that Mary Jane…oops…Michelle Jones had figured out Peter’s little secret. But in a short and funny clip recently released on YouTube, Ned, played by Jacob Batalon, walks in on MJ and Spidey together in the same room. Peter blurts out, “She knows, I told her,” but M.J. says she found out on her own.
The look on Ned’s face will take you back to Spider-Man: Homecoming, when he found out Peter was the web-slinger. In fact, I can still hear the sickening crunch of that 4,000-piece LEGO Death Star hitting the floor. Thank goodness he wasn’t carrying a model of a Helicarrier this time.
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Even more amusing is whatever Peter’s wearing in the clip. He’s on vacation with his friends, so he left his Spider-Man suit at home. We’re not entirely sure what he’s doing wearing what looks like a cat-spider costume in the room, but it’s almost as bad as the time Pepper walked in on Tony having his suit removed by those big robotic arms and he reminded her that she’d walked in on him doing worse things. Speaking of which, something tells me there are going to be plenty of moments, both obvious and not so obvious, in Far From Home that remind us of the late, great Iron Man.
Zendaya’s M.J. never ceases to surprise us with how she acts around Peter though, both giving him crap and not taking any crap from him or anyone else. It’ll be interesting to see how she acts around him now that she knows his secret. We’ll find that, and many more multiverse-related mysteries, out when Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2nd.